Barcelona. The lively, traditional but also very modern capital of Catalonia is located directly on the Costa Brava and is worth a city break in every season. The famous shopping street La Rambla should be known to almost everyone. But Barcelona is more than the Rambla, Tapas and Sangría. Be curious and look forward to beautiful and interesting buildings by the artist Gaudí, old and narrow streets in the El Born district and numerous shopping opportunities in the center of Barcelona.
If you have checked into your hotel in the center of Barcelona, for example in the Hotel Catalonia Plaza Cataluña , it is easy to get on the Metro at Plaza Catalunya and drive up to Tibidabo Amusement Park . This point is a great start to your vacation in Barcelona. You do not have to visit the park to enjoy the magnificent view over the whole of Barcelona, but you can simply walk past the entrance to the viewing platform. On New Year’s Eve, of course, you have a breathtaking view of the whole city from up here. After you have arrived back at the metro station with the Tranvía, you can decide: By metro directly to the beachor just continue on your journey through Barcelona and take a leisurely stroll through the city.
Barcelona is located directly on the Costa Brava. Part of the beach, however, was created only in the course of the 1992 Olympic Games; But there is everything else on the beach. You can just sunbathe, do some sports, either on land or in the water, and if you need a refreshment, the nearest beach bar is not far! In the evening you can taste all sorts of local and international dishes on the beach promenade and enjoy a glass of wine or of course the typical sangria . Just try what you like! In many hotels in Barcelona, of course, you will get information about where to party, where to find the best food or what to see.
Of course, they are also available in Barcelona. The typical red sightseeing buses. Hotels in the center provide you with a convenient starting point to reach all major attractions. Either you take the bus or you go on your own. Then you will notice how different every street and building in Barcelona looks like. You will be surprised how diverse the city is. Of course, the buildings of Antonio Gaudí are particularly interesting. The Casa Battló recalls the legend of Saint George, the patron saint of Catalonia. The roof represents the scales of the dragon he fought against, the wrought-iron balconies stand for skulls, and the gallery on the first floor is the dragon’s mouth.
From the roof of the house Milà you have a great view over Barcelona. With this building Gaudí did pioneering work. An air conditioning is superfluous by a thoughtful natural ventilation and in each apartment, the walls can be changed individually. Initially, the residents of Barcelona did not think much of the building and nicknamed it La Pedrera , which means quarrying in German. The building was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 as the first building of the 20th century. Definitely worth a visit!
Not forgetting, of course, the Sagrada Familia , the famous church of Gaudí, which is still not finished yet. But a visit is worthwhile anyway. If you plan your trip to Barcelona early and book your hotel, be sure to book your tickets for the buildings in advance. The decision to visit the Sagrada Familia last minute usually ends with an hourly queue.
Of course, after these strenuous visits, you deserve some relaxation . Gaudí has also thought of that and designed the Parque Güell. Gaudí paid attention not only to environmentally friendly but also to cost-effective construction of the park. He renounced earthmoving and adapted his park to the terrain. Therefore, one must expect some hills and a steep ascent to the highest point, but from which one can enjoy a wonderful view over Barcelona. The park offers many shady spots , hidden passageways and beautiful architecture of the two gatehouse houses at the park entrance. Not infrequently you can hear guitar sounds with spanish singing. Close your eyes and enjoy the ambiance!
In Barcelona there are many cheap hotels, the Eurostars Miter is just one of them. Mostly no breakfast is included, but that’s not a problem at all. After a restful night in your hotel, visit the Boquería , the large covered market right in the center and just off the Rambla. Feast on exotic fruits , freshly squeezed fruit juices and Serrano ham. Perhaps you will also find here a specialty that you can bring back home as a souvenir.
As a football fan, the visit to the stadium Camp Nou is of course mandatory. You can either visit the stadium with a guide or, if you are lucky, get a ticket for a cult club game. This unique atmosphere of being one of 99,354 football fans should not be missed in Europe’s largest stadium . Not only here in the stadium shop, but also in the center of Barcelona there is the possibility to buy a jersey with the name of the favorite player.
On a balmy summer evening you can spontaneously drive to the Montjuic Castle and watch the colorful water features. In the summer the show inspires numerous spectators. If you are flying to Barcelona on New Year’s Eve and you are attending one of the many big New Year’s Eve parties, then you have reason to return in summer. The city will not let you go. Once you’ve been here, you always want to go back!
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